Full datetime event:Monday, November 13, 2017From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
301 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
DescriptionCome join us at Launchpad Space for Hardware Massive SF. This month's topic will be an in-depth discussion about "Hardware Trends in 2018: A VC Perspective".
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• Alastair Trueger - Investor & Founder at Creative Ventures
Alastair Trueger is a entrepreneur and investor who's come to San Francisco via the UK, India and the Philippines. He is fascinated by the promise of technology and how it interacts with emerging markets here in the US and abroad. Recently, He and his partners founded Creative Ventures, a macro focused venture firm investing in industry, agriculture and health. He is also a relatively recent MBA where he was president of the Entrepreneur's Association. Before, He built a startup in the luxury space, did venture capital for a family office in the UK, operations in the Philippines, and built the digital brand for a seventeen billion dollar firm in India. He also consult for family offices in Asia, the US, and the UK. www.creativeventures.vc
• Ashish Aggarwal - Principal at Grishin Robotics
Ashish invests in early-stage companies in Robotics, Connected Devices, AI/ML, and Frontier Technologies across the complete stack at Grishin Robotics. Before that, Ashish led strategic corporate acquisitions, investments, and divestitures for Opera Software where he oversaw transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Ashish also worked in marketing analytics for consumer and enterprise products at Dell in Austin Texas. At Yahoo! Ashish built large-scale enterprise infrastructure for advertising products. He led service-engineering teams to design dev-ops systems and architected complex advertising systems. He has also worked as an investor for OCA Ventures, a venture capital fund based in Chicago Illinois.
Ashish is a Special Advisor for Mind The Bridge Foundation, a non-profit that runs programs to support all actors in entrepreneurial ecosystems. He led the selection of growth stage companies as part of Startup Europe Partnership, an integrated pan-European platform to help the best startups emerge from these local ecosystems and scale-up. Ashish actively mentors entrepreneurs from various accelerator programs across the world. Ashish has lived and worked in the US, China, UK, and India, and has conducted business globally. He started two companies for the Indian market, one in e-commerce and the other in social live TV space. grishinrobotics.com/
• Mary Vincent - Entrepreneur-In-Residence at SK Telecom Americas Innopartners
Mary is an EIR at SK Telecom Americas Innopartners, a Venture Fund & Accelerator for core technology companies in Silicon Valley California, reviewing pipeline deal flow of companies, performing engineering due diligence & mentoring & sourcing companies.
As Co-Founder Co-CTO, Head of Product Engineering & Quality for a smart fabric wearable computing company, Mary hired engineering leaders to co-create next-gen wearable smart fabrics, computing product architecture, data and IP innovation, and led global technical engagements & was accepted into the Intel Make it Wearable Semifinals, HW Trek Taiwan, and San Francisco Hardware Incubator. At Sun Microsystems Java Engineering, Mary led global cross-functional teams that stretched into the Executive Suite creating new IT Systems/CRM/Analytics Products, Release Management, Services Product Team & Executive Initiatives, adding several million dollars to Sun's Revenue and Profit each year. sktainnopartners.com/
• Ren Du - Managing Director at Heuristic Capital
Ren Du is the Managing Director at Heuristic Capital, a hardware focused early stage VC fund. As a physician turned investor, Ren invests in disruptive technologies to solve long lasting pain points in traditional industries and assists companies cross the hurdles of prototyping, financing, manufacturing, and business building. Ren holds M.D. degree from Sichuan University and M.P.H degree from Yale University. www.heuristiccapital.com/
• David Mitroff - Business Consultant & Marketing Expert at Piedmont Avenue Consulting
Business Consultant, Marketing Expert and Professional Speaker who helps clients create brand awareness, generate leads and strengthen customer loyalty. Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. (www.PiedmontAve.com) is a San Francisco Bay Area business process consulting firm specializing in leveraging new technology for business development and marketing. We integrate Google, Salesforce, Constant Contact, Yelp, Facebook, and other new technology solutions with businesses to improve productivity, monitor performance, and expand marketplace presence. Our clients include restaurants, hotels, law firms, financial services firms, high-growth start-up companies, real estate agencies, individual entrepreneurs, retail stores and other diverse organizations. Dr. Mitroff works with his consulting clients along with delivering keynote talks and workshops all over the world.
We'll also be joined by the first four startups to join Launchpad Studio, Google Developers' 6-month mentorship program tailored to help applied-ML startups build great products using the most advanced tools and technologies available. These four startups were selected based on the novel ways they've found to apply ML to important challenges in the Healthcare industry.
• Augmedix - Reducing doctor burnout and increasing doctor productivity www.augmedix.com
• BrainQ - Regaining movement in paralyzed limbs brainqtech.com
• Byteflies - Accelerating clinical trials and enabling value-based healthcare www.byteflies.com
• CytoVale - Detecting sepsis cytovale.com
This event is supported by:
• Google Launchpad - Global mentoring program that helps startups build and scale great products by matching them with the best of Google - its people, network, and advanced technologies.
• Rush Order - A flexible fulfillment solutions provider for startups. www.rushorder.com
• 6:00: Networking w/ Beer & Pizza
• 6:40: Welcome, Demos & Pitches
• 7:00: Speaker’s Talk w/ Q&A
• 8:00: Networking w/ Beer & Pizza
• 9:00: Event Ends
Please note that this is a Hardware Massive event for Hardware Massive members. If you attend and are not directly RSVP'd through the Hardware Massive event page, you will need to provide your name & email & approval for permission to register you onto our site at the door.